04 April 2012


UPDATED: 06/14/12
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars

Lest we forget that 40 years ago this year - specifically on June 17, 1972 - the hopes for the coming Age of Aquarius were dashed, as the Watergate Scandal [or what would be known as our "long national nightmare"*] changed the trajectory of a presidency, a nation, and the world...

Dramatically put, perhaps. But in this age of Citizens United, it is hard to overlook the extent to which status-quo-supporting groups continue to try to thwart the fact that open, honest and healthy debate must be part of the democratic process.

...And it's refreshing to see that the Republicans have cleaned up their act since. Yes. Absolutely. [wink]

*President Gerald Ford Inaugural Address

UPDATED: 06/14/12Did any good come of Watergate? (New York Times)